Muscle memory is one of the best assets very top athlete possesses. Please don’t mistake this to be some form of memory stored in your muscles but rather is something which is stored in your brain. The muscle memory is developed through constant repetitive activity be it like endless amount of time spent in the gym training each part of your body or practicing the perfect swing of the club for golf it all contributes to muscle memory.
Muscle memory more like a procedural memory developed due to repetitive moment, but the down side of this if one practices an incorrect move repetitively be it an incorrect form in exercising a specific muscle group the mind registers it and cannot differentiate between a correct form and an incorrect one. Muscle memory forms an integral part in one’s life as we need this right from riding bicycle to weight training to typing on key board. Have you ever wondered how these elite level athletes are able to get in shape compared to that of the general public? That’s because they spent years training and perfecting their body and skill, when they begin training again from a long break they retain the muscles or are able to stimulate muscle growth quickly compared to others. It’s all because of muscle memory, that’s why I say one should not only quantity but also “quality of the quantity”.